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Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands
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Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands

L. Arias - April 12, 2016

Firefighters are battling to extinguish at least six wildfires in the central and northern Pacific as well as in the country’s northern inland region. The largest active fire…

Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds
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Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds

L. Arias - January 19, 2016

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) on Tuesday urged the population to refrain from starting fires in open spaces as strong gusts in various parts of Costa…

Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees
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Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees

Chelsea Harvey | The Washington Post - December 29, 2015

A combination of laser-imaging technology and satellite data has shed new light on the devastating impacts of California's ongoing drought. In a study published Monday in Proceedings…

Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns
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Crime
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Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns

L. Arias - November 6, 2015

Paper sky lanterns: They're beautiful, wildly popular and, unfortunately, a fire hazard, according to Costa Rican authorities. Health Ministry officials in coming days will enforce a new…

Costa Rica sees increase in wildfires this past season
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica sees increase in wildfires this past season

L. Arias - September 23, 2015

Costa Rican wildfires this year destroyed almost 10,000 hectares more than in 2014, according to a report this week by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). This year's…

Wildfires rage across US state of California
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Wildfires rage across US state of California

Josh Edelson | AFP - August 3, 2015

CLEARLAKE, California – Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires Sunday in drought-parched California, where officials evacuated entire neighborhoods and closed miles of highway in the path of the…